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Unemployable

30 Years of Hardcore, Skate and Street

Jason Boulter

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Featuring a large cast of players who ran Globe’s skate tours, infamous industry parties, exotic surf contests, frenzied stadium events, cutting-edge fashion parades and red-carpet launches

Overview

From the 1970s underground Melbourne skate scene to a company with a presence in over one hundred countries, Unemployable is the story of how three Australian brothers – Stephen, Peter and Matt Hill – founded one of the world’s biggest skate, street, and surf companies, Globe International.

Throughout several iterations, the company was the first Australian skate shoe player; a creator and distributor of leading streetwear fashion labels such as Stüssy, Mossimo, Obey and Mooks; a producer of celebrated skate and surf movies; and from its earliest beginnings, a business that recognized the importance of connecting to the customer.

Beyond the story of the Hill brothers, the book features a large cast of players who ran Globe’s debauched skate tours, infamous industry parties, exotic surf contests, frenzied stadium events, cutting-edge fashion parades and red-carpet launches. In addition, it includes over 190 exclusive contributions from Globe insiders and untold tales from the world’s most respected skaters and surfers including Rodney Mullen, Tony Hawk, CJ and Damien Hobgood, and many more. It also touches on Globe’s affiliations beyond action sports.

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Specifications

Format: Hardback with tipped on colour plate to front board (without jacket)

Size: 31.0 x 24.0 cm

Extent: 708 pp

Publication date: 22 September 2016

ISBN: 9780500500637

About the Author

Jason Boulter was working as a psychologist until he was poached by his friends the
Hills, for their film production company, Whyte House Entertainment. He worked
on the films The Man Who Souled the World and Eric Bana’s Love The Beast before
returning to research for the Road Safety Committee of the Victoria State Parliament.

List of Contributors

Rodney Mullen